Etsko Kasai received her PhD from the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University. Her research interests include cultural aspects of fascism, war and peace, and the post–World War II reconciliation process in Asia and the Pacific. Her article will appear in Anthropological Theory. She is currently working on peace movements in contemporary Japan.
Hanmee Na Kim is assistant professor of history at Wheaton College. She received her PhD in modern Korean history from the University of California, Los Angeles. Before heading to Wheaton, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern California Korean Studies Institute. Her research interests include Korea-US diplomatic/cultural/intellectual interactions (1866–1945) and Korean students in the United States (1884–1960).
Dorothy Wai Sim Lau is an assistant professor at the Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University. Her research interests include stardom, fandom, film theory, Asian cinema, transnational cinema, cyberculture, and digital culture. Her publications have appeared in Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Journal of Asian Cinema, and Continuum. Her first monograph, Chinese Stardom in Participatory Cyberculture, was published this year by Edinburgh University Press.
Meera Lee received a PhD in English from Dankook University and is currently a doctoral student in clinical psychology at Point Park University. Her research interests include film, cultural ethnography, and psychoanalysis. Her work has appeared in Telos, Verge: Studies in Global Asias, and Tamkang Review, as well as a collected volume Psychoanalyzing Cinema: Lacan, Deleuze, and Zizek (2012). She is coeditor of "Rethinking East Asia and World Literature," a special issue of Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures. Before coming to Point Park University, she was an assistant professor of Asian/Asian American studies in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at Syracuse University.
Michael Lucken is professor at the French National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisations (Inalco) and director of the Centre for Japanese Studies (CEJ). He teaches and studies twentieth-century Japanese cultural history and history of art. His main books are L'Art du Japon au vingtième siècle: Pensées, formes, résistances (Twentieth-Century Japanese Art: Thought, Forms, and Resistances) (2001), Les Japonais et la guerre 1937–1952 (The Japanese and the War 1935–1952) (2013), Nakai Masakazu: Naissance de la théorie critique au Japon (Nakai Masakazu: The Birth of Critical Theory in Japan) (2015), and Imitation and Creativity in Japanese Arts from Kishida Ryūsei to Miyazaki Hayao (2016). Some of his books are translated in English and Japanese. He has received several awards for his academic achievements, including the Konishi Translated Literature Prize (2012) and the Académie française Thiers Prize for best history book (2014).
Ryan Moran is an assistant professor of history at the University of Utah. He received his PhD from the University of California, San Diego and previously was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellow at Keio University. His work has appeared in Japan Forum, and he is working on a manuscript about the prewar and wartime history of life insurance in Japan. His research interests include biopolitics, futurity, discourses of security and responsibility, the history of science, and the history of capitalism.
Marat Raiymkulov, born in 1984, lives and works in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. His artistic work ranges from drawn animation and installations to producing and directing plays; he also is a physicist. Drawings from his 2015 Pol Pot series are featured on the cover and inside this issue.
Haerin Shin is an assistant professor of English, with affiliations with Asian studies and cinema and media arts at Vanderbilt University. Shin's research focuses on the relationship between technology and ontology, digital objects in the cultural domain, and issues of race and ethnicity. Shin has published articles on topics including posthuman spirituality (Symposium), techno-Orientalism (Dis-Orienting Planets), cyber-communities and cyber-bullying (Journal of Korean Studies, K-pop), and state surveillance (Surveillance in Asian Cinema). Shin is editing Telos journal's special issue on Korea (2018) while completing her first monograph, The Space between 1s and os: The Technology of Presence.
Nicola Spakowski is a professor of Sinology at the University of Freiburg, Germany. She is author and coeditor of several books, including...